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    Top Spots in and near Klamath County

    • Klamath County, Oregon

      Hike through Pinnacles Valley at Crater Lake NP

      3.0
      1 mi / -100 ft gain
      These needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse. As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneat...
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    • Klamath County, Oregon

      Hike Mount Scott

      5 mi / 1250 ft gain
      The summit of Mount Scott is supposedly the only place where you can fit all of Crater Lake in one camera view! It's the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades, but with it's well-maintained trails and gradual inclines, the hike can be great for families, too.There can be snow near the summit ...
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    • Klamath County, Oregon

      Hike to Plaikni Falls

      5.0
      Starting on the Crater Lake East Rim Drive near the Phantom Ship Overlook, take the Pinnacles Road 1.2 miles until you see the Plaikni Falls trailhead on your left.The Plaikni Falls trail is an easy 2.0 mile roundtrip hike through an old-growth forest to a waterfall.The first 3/4 of the trail is ...
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    • Chiloquin, Oregon

      Sun Notch Trail

      5.0
      0.83 mi / 135 ft gain
      Sun Notch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Visit the Lady of the Woods at Crater Lake

      0.3 mi / 100 ft gain
      Start your adventure behind the Steel Visitor Center, halfway between the Mazama Village entrance of Crater Lake National Park and the lake itself. It won't take long before you stumble upon the mystery that is the Lady of the Woods: a dazzling, intricate sculpted rock that experts are unsure whe...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Hike the Garfield Peak Trail

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 1010 ft gain
      Crater Lake is one of the most visited natural wonders in the U.S. Anyone who has gone will tell you, it strikes a magic chord. Where there was once the volcanic Mount Mazama, now sits the deepest lake in the States. It's brilliant blue color and incredible depth of clarity leaves visitors from a...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Photograph Crater Lake

      4.9
      Crater is a short 20min drive up Highway 62 off of the 97. We were chasing sunset and caught the last glimmers of twilight. Just driving around the west rim is amazing. Pictures did absolutely no justice to this place, you have to see it with your own eyes...it's MASSIVE!!! Every small pull-off/p...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Watch the Sunrise at Crater Lake

      4.8
      Drive to the overlook at Crater Lake well before sunrise. Actually, you should probably just sleep in your car for a bit to make sure you're not late for this incredible sight. Witness the changing colors and light as the sun creeps over the east side of the lake, throwing shadows and reflections...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Bike around Crater Lake

      5.0
      I forgot how large Crater Lake was. Wikipedia said it was only 6 miles in diameter, multiply X 3.14 or C = πd and boom its only 18.84 miles around, that's cake, or pie. Imaging a NASCAR track with a pond in the middle.WRONG, hindsight being 20/20, dramatic landscape rarely equates to flat, cycle ...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Snowshoe or XC Ski to Watchman Overlook

      5.0
      8 mi / 500 ft gain
      Starting at the Rim Village parking area, this snowshoe/cross-country ski trip (whichever you choose) heads out on snow-covered West Rim Drive, bound for the saddle between Hillman Peak and The Watchman, overlooking Wizard Island. The path is not terribly steep (this is, after all, a drivable roa...
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    • Klamath County, Oregon

      The Rim at Crater Lake NP

      4.3
      30.99 mi / 4124 ft gain
      Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Hike Union Peak

      11 mi / 1600 ft gain
      The trailhead is located across Highway 62, on the opposite side of the highway from the Crater Lake National Park entrance at Mazama Village. Look for a road sign indicating parking for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).Start on the PCT: Highway 140 to Highway 138 (near Cascade Crest), hiking severa...
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    • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

      Take a Boat Tour of Crater Lake & Hike to the Top of Wizard Island

      4.0
      Wizard Island is located in the middle of Crater Lake National Park. In order to get out to there you have to book a tour through the commercial concierge. Tickets were fairly pricey, but included a full boat tour of Crater Lake, plus 3 hours on the island itself. Half the tour is before you reac...
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    • Klamath Falls, Oregon

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. McLoughlin

      5.0
      9 mi / 3900 ft gain
      This is not an easy hike, but every step is more than worth it. Unlike Mount Thielsen to the north, this summit requires no scrambling/climbing; it's just a long, steep hike. Mount McLoughlin (named for John McLoughlin of Hudson's Bay Company and Oregon Trail fame) is a lava cone on top of a comp...
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    • Crescent, Oregon

      Mt. Thielsen Summit

      2.8
      8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
      It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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    • Crescent, Oregon

      Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

      4.7
      7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
      The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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    Camping and Lodging in Klamath County

    Mazama Campground
    CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Mazama Campground

    From $21 / night

    Crater Lake Campground
    569 Mazama Village Dr

    Crater Lake Campground

    From $21 / night

    Crater Lake Cabins
    569 Mazama Village Dr

    Crater Lake Cabins

    From $160 / night

    The Cabins at Mazama Village
    , Oregon

    The Cabins at Mazama Village

    From $189 / night

    Crater Lake Lodge
    Klamath County, Oregon

    Crater Lake Lodge

    From $229 / night

    Klamath Falls KOA Journey
    Altamont, Oregon

    Klamath Falls KOA Journey

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Klamath County

    How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

    How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

    Sarina Pizzala